Kristine McGinley is an acupuncturist practicing in Vancouver, WA. Dr. McGinley evaluates and treats patients based on the concepts of oriental medicine. Acupuncturists complete their evaluations by getting a patient history and looking at and touching the body. Then, they place very fine acupuncture needles into specific points on the body. Stimulating these points and nerves is how Dr. McGinley treats the patients condition. Many of the bodys systems respond to acupuncture, and it can treat physical pain as well as emotional stress.
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Acupuncture helps alleviate pain by relaxing the soft tissues, increasing circulation to the affected area, and stimulating the release of endorphins. It also helps to disrupt the pain signal to the brain. All of these functions combined make acupuncture an effective therapy for pain conditions. READ MORE
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